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What is evaluation?
The stage of the nursing process where the nurse reassesses the patient's pain level after 30 minutes after administering a pain medication.

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What is hand washing?
The number one way to prevent the spread of germs and infections.

100

What is every 2 hours?
Recommended time frame to turn patients who are prone to or currently have a pressure ulcer.

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What is Stage I?
The stage of pressure ulcer where you would find intact skin that is reddened and doesn't blanch.

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What is a urinalysis?
Examines urine for specific gravity, pH, color, protein, glucose, and ketones.

200

Who are infants and young children?
This population may experience developmental delays and altered musculoskeletal development when suffering from immobility.

200

What is dorsalis pedis?
This pulse is found by placing 3 fingers over the dorsum of the foot just lateral to the first metatarsal base.

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What is knock and introduce ourselves?
When entering a patient's room we must first do this.

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What is therapeutic communication?
Use of open-ended questions, refraining from asking "why," and paying attention to one's tone of voice and body language are things to remember when engaging in this.

200

What is incontinence?
Leaking urine from an overfilled bladder.

300

What is a clear liquid diet?
This diet contains tea, coffee, clear broths, strained clear juices, or plain jello.

300

What is power of attorney?
A document that designates an individual who is able to give consent for healthcare treatment when the patient is no longer able.

300

What is TPN (total parenteral nutrition)?
Complications of this type of feeding include infection, hypoglycemia, air embolism, and fluid overload.

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What is a transfer belt?
This type of equipment is used to help lift a patient during a transfer.

300

What is hypertension?
Risk factors for this condition include obesity, stress, excessive alcohol consumption, salty diet, family history, diabetes, and smoking.

400

What is thoracentesis?
Invasive procedure to remove fluid from the pleural space for diagnostic purposes.

400

What is aspiration?
Following the physician's orders to refrain from eating or drinking after midnight before surgery will help prevent what risk during surgery.

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What is urinary catheterization?
Procedure to withdraw urine for testing or drainage.

400

What is respiratory system?
Coughing and deep breathing every 1-2 hours helps to prevent complications in this body system.

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What are deep tendon reflexes?
These can be assessed in all 4 extremities using a reflex hammer and are graded on a scale from 0 to 5+.

500

What is hearing loss/impairment?
Types of this include sensorineural, conductive, or mixed.

500

What is the T wave?
This segment of the EKG represents ventricular depolarization.

500

What is isometric exercise?
This type of exercise is performed in a static position, rather than in a dynamic position.

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What is oral care?
The proper positioning of the unconscious patient is on their side during this type of care.

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What is hemoptysis?
Coughing up of blood or blood-stained mucus from the lungs.

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